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Virginia to launch U.S. Magna Carta observance

King John signing the Magna Carta, England, 1215

The document that inaugurated the concept of constitutional government eight centuries ago will get an international celebration this year, with a grand premiere in Williamsburg this month. A renowned British historian and an authoritative Virginia constitutional law professor will join ...

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Lawyers, start your questions (access required)

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Depositions are such a common part of today’s civil litigation landscape that much of how they are conducted has become routine. That includes the opening “admonishments” to the witness. But every witness and every situation is different. Everything you do ...

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Be careful when replying to obnoxious client messages (access required)


Plenty of businesses are open or on call around the clock. There’s no particular reason that a bookstore or a dry cleaning business needs to be open all night, but a taxi company, or a towing company, or even a ...

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Important Opinions: A recap for January-December 2014 (access required)

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Virginia Lawyers Weekly presents the compilation of Important Opinions from January to December 2014. You’ll find more than 375 cases from 2014 highlighted. “Important Opinions” show up on the cover of the paper each week and in an online recap. ...

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Tables turned: Lawyer sitting on jury sees other side (access required)


I recently was selected to serve on a jury at Middlesex Superior Court in Woburn, Massachusetts.  The case involved a motor vehicle accident in which liability was stipulated and the only question at trial was whether the plaintiff’s back injury ...

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